Cook Inlet Giants


Guide service
Tackle and bait
Catch processing
Catch shipping





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In Autumn, Halibut move into Alaska's Cook Inlet of Kenai Peninsula to spawn and feed. They range in size from 5 to 300 pounds, so you never know what you're going to get after you drop your bait. For many anglers, this is the most exciting part of fishing for Halibut.

Typically, Halibut fishing is very productive because the fish are somewhat easy to catch. You may not always find the big ones, but if conditions are good, you'll get your limit without much trouble. And Halibut are a favourite fish for dinner, consisting of a very mild, white meat that even the most fickle fish eaters seem to enjoy.

If you've never fished for halibut, keep in mind, a combination of turbulent seas and deep water fishing with heavy rods in a stand up style can be quite physical, but the catch is well worth it!

Where it's at.

This trip begins and ends in friendly Soldotna, Alaska, home to the Kenai River and the world's largest Salmon catch.

What's included.

License and stamps

Both residents and non-residents age 16 or older must possess a Sport Fishing License for this trip. Licensing costs are included in the trip price and Fishing in the US will assist you in obtaining proper licensing before your trip.

Guide service

This trip is provided by Jim Rusk Fishing. Jim is a native Alaskan who has fished the Kenai and Kasilof rivers since he was a boy. He’s been guiding anglers on Kenai Peninsula rivers since 1987. You will find his guide service and hospitality reflect strongly his long-lived passion for the area's fishing. Your guide is there to ensure you have a safe fishing trip.

Boat, tackle and bait

Fish from aboard a 20' hand-crafting Willie Boat powered by Yamaha. These boats are very wide, making them stable and roomy, so fishing is quite comfortable. You'll enjoy the Bentley seats, diamond plate flooring, plenty of dry storage and other features.

Fish processing and shipment

Your catch is carefully cleaned, filleted and/or steaked, then vacuum sealed for maximum protection against freezer burn. The fish is flash frozen and shipped overnight to your choice location. Up to 50 pounds catch processing and shipping is included in trip price.

Lodging and meals

Make yourself at home in one of four newly renovated cabins on the Kenai River. Each cabin is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, shower and toilet. In addition, there is a fully-equipped community kitchen on the property. A grated walkway provides easy access to fishing and there are cleaning stations and freezer space available. The property is family-friendly and includes a fire pit and several grills.

Things to bring.

License and stamps

Fishing in the US will help you obtain proper licensing prior to your trip, but you must remember to bring it along.

For Alaska residents age 60 or older who maintain their residency you may participate in this trip without a Sport Fishing License, however you must possess an ADF&G Permanent ID Card. Permanent ID Card applications are available only at Fish and Game offices.

Shoes and clothing

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Food and drinks

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In your bag

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More fun to do.

The Soldotna area offers a variety of activities and the people will make you feel right at home. Exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is amazing, whether by hike or a scenic flight. Clam digging along the beaches of Cook Inlet can be fun for the entire family. Wildlife viewing is always an option, whether it is the exhilarating sight of a bear or the relaxing sound of the American Dipper. Also, glacier tours and snow skiing are less than a day away.